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Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail

Solo day hike to Green Mountain from Gold Creek Trailhead. There were no issues at all besides an unexpected rain shower.

  • Road rough but passable
  • This trail has large (tennis-ball sized) rocks covering the whole of the trail, rather than smaller gravel. As a result, it may be an ankle-roll hazard for people with certain movement impairments, weak ankles/feet, or tendon issues. About 2/3 of the way up, there's a large clear-cut to the west (downhill) side of the trail, but the trail is well-supported and stable throughout.

This was my first time hiking this route. Road conditions were perfect (bituminous asphalt, minimal potholes or road hazards). On arrival (around 1:30 pm), the parking lot was very nearly full. This parking lot is unpaved and has many medium-sized (roughly 12-inch diameter/7-inch deep) potholes. There were enough of them that they were difficult to drive around. The sun was out. Temperature was in the mid-50s Fahrenheit.

I brought nothing besides the ten essentials due to the short distance, but carried a large amount of water for the extra weight. I started off just wearing a base layer. About halfway to the top of the hill, the clouds opened up and I switched to an uninsulated hard shell. 

By the time I got back to the trailhead (around 4:00), only about 1/3 of the cars I saw on arrival were still there.